It was a hot and muggy day so gardeners were pleased to be able to exchange their spades and secateurs for a cold glass and a plate of luncheon treats at the Chester Garden Club’s annual summer party.
The potluck operation meant that a variety of delicious plates were on offer, once the wrappings came off. Jeannie and Brenda perform a hand-off (above) while hostess Esther tucks in another plate behind the centrepiece. Below, a final survey shows that all is ready except for a few more dishes that still need unwrapping!
Having learned a new technique at a recent NSAGC District meeting, it was Jocelyn who created the striking edible centrepiece for the buffet table. Alex played bartender as the party got underway.
Even Willie, offspring of a champion English Springer Spaniel, enjoyed socializing on the deck. The photo below captures not only one of our cherished Life Members, Maggie, in conversation with Myra, but also a reflection in the window of photographer Kay herself.
Of course, there were those who preferred to stay inside, close to the refreshments.
And now, having presented a partial review of the event, it looks as though we have had a garden party sans fleurs. So, the following photos of oriental lilies (grown locally, but in another garden) may add just the finishing touch.